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Kitchen Remodeling Cost

How Much Does a Kitchen Remodeling Cost?

average costAverage: $17,000-$19,400high costHigh: $50,000-$100,000+
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  Typical costs:
  • The cost of remodeling a kitchen depends on the current layout, size and condition of the room, as well as the quality of replacement products chosen. According to an annual construction cost survey by Remodeling Magazine[1] , a minor remodel of a 200-square-foot (10x20) kitchen averages $20,077-$23,210 nationwide; a mid-range major remodel including an island and other upgrades runs $52,405-$63,803; and an upscale remodel for the same size kitchen can be $105,621-$120,379. These are averages; actual costs may be higher or lower.
  • In contrast,[2] estimates that the cost of a typical kitchen remodel can start around $5,000 with some do-it-yourself work included, and averages $15,000-$26,000.
Related articles: Kitchen Cabinets, Bathroom Remodeling, Architect, Home Addition, Kitchen Sink, Kitchen Countertops

What should be included:
  • The National Association of the Remodeling Industry[3] gives a detailed overview of what can be included in a kitchen remodel.
  • provides kitchen design guidelines[4] and basic kitchen floor plans[5] .
  •[6] outlines ways to save money on remodeling projects.
Shopping for a kitchen remodeling:
  • Collect a wide variety of photos of appealing kitchen designs; hosts a photo gallery[7] of different styles and Better Homes and Gardens offers a quiz[8] to see what kitchen style is best for a particular lifestyle.
  • lists detailed steps for hiring a certified kitchen contractor, from checking references to what should be in a written contract.
  • Visit the Contractor's License Reference Site[9] to see if the company is licensed in your state; also check with the Better Business Bureau[10] .
  • The National Association of the Remodeling Industry[11] gives contractor referrals.
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Complete Kitchen Gut, New Everything
Amount: $14,860.00
Posted by: gandude in SF Bay Area, CA.Posted: August 26th, 2013 08:08PM
Sq Ft of Kitchen: 181Items Remodeled: 1
Description: mid quality stuff
no labor, did it myself. 14' 6" x 12' 8"
strip room to the studs. clean everything. treat wood w/boracare. new insulation r-13 and r-38, drywall, electrical, DWV, freshwater, 42" cabinets no MDF soft close, .75" x 2.25" T&G hardwood floor nailed and glued, 3 granite countertops 22 LF, GE 24" electric double oven, SMEG 5 burner gas cooktop, Kenmore refer, Bosch dishwasher, computer desk, breakfast bar, stained wood trim, LED lighting, ceiling fan, Broan cooktop vent, city permit.
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Cabinet Re-Facing Project, that turned into a minor remodel.
Amount: $6,500.00
Posted by: John Wethington in Kaneohe, HI.Posted: July 18th, 2012 12:07AM
Sq Ft of Kitchen: 8x12Items Remodeled: 65% of Kitchen
Description: Cabinet Re-face, Counter Top & P&S Tile
I hired CRU KUSTOM WORKZ on the Island of Oahu, they came in and viewed the project. They are Re-Facing my 1970's Cabinets, that are pressed wood, with 1x2s, 3s, 4s & 6s pine wood stats. Changing the Sink Counter Top, removing and replacing the vinyl tile with new vinyl tile. The doors are being KUSTOMED with 1/2" Birch Plywood, Stained and trimmed with, White Tiburon molding. Also they done the Lower floor Bathroom Vanity, with the same concept, just painted White. This project is coming out so beautiful, and Knowing that I am getting a good deal on Labor, I will let people know about CRU KUSTOM WORKZ. They are very Professional and Friendly, also giving great discounts. We are an elderly couple and my husband has had a stroke, can't do very much, they have helped us so much, not only by doing a great job, also helping us move boxes of stuff to our storage locker. God Bless Them.
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Kitchen Remodel
Amount: $50,000.00
Posted by: PatrickSF in San Francisco, CA.Posted: July 16th, 2012 11:07AM
Sq Ft of Kitchen: 170Items Remodeled: Everything
Description: Complete to the studs kitchen remodel
1894 BuildingrnStripped everything to the studs, 10' ceiling height. I designed everything, General contractor did all the work.rnKraftmaid Cabinets (approx 20 linear feet, with an additional row of cabinets at the top to meet the ceiling) - $15K, $3K InstallrnThermador Appliances - $12KrnSoapstone Countertop - $6KrnElectrical & Lighting - $3KrnPlumbing - $2KrnWalls - $2KrnWindows (Replace 1, added skylight) - $1.5KrnFloor - Oak, triple stained - $1.5KrnMiscellaneous - $1.5K
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Kitchen Remodel
Amount: $5,500.00
Posted by: Stevenatl in Atlanta, GA.Posted: September 6th, 2011 07:09AM
Sq Ft of Kitchen: 360Items Remodeled: 50%
Description: refinnish of existing layout
Completed the following doing all work DIY to complement existing granite and cabinets:
Re-dry walled and reinsulated 3 walls,
Installed ~60ft crown,
Installed 360 sq of tile,
Painted ceiling, walls and cabinets,
Replaced refrigerator, dishwasher, & hood all stainless
Replaced 2 exterior doors and 1 interior door,
New tile backsplash ~20sf,
New outlets and switches, knobs, door handles,
1 new mid-grade ceiling fixture,
My experience… a living hell for the last few weekends! I think the project added a lot of value to the home and I am very happy with the results.
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Kitchen Remodel
Amount: $10,000.00
Posted by: William Barry in oklahoma city, OK.Posted: August 23rd, 2011 10:08PM
Sq Ft of Kitchen: 235Items Remodeled: Everything
Description: Complete remodel
with brand new appliances my wife spent around $6,500 on our budget was half gone never the less i thought i was pretty good with my hands and a decent wood worker i layed the new wood floors my self and after a $160 vo tech cabnitry class mad most of the cabnets there had quarts counter tops put in painted and had enough money left over to even put new lights in now on to the master bath!
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kitchen remodel
Amount: $18,000.00
Posted by: remodelingnonstop in san jose, CA.Posted: June 27th, 2011 06:06PM
Sq Ft of Kitchen: 225Items Remodeled: counter tops and cabinents
Description: San Jose Kitchen
I remodeled my kitchen for $16,000. It is about 225sqft. Has a 4x8 island and about 20' of wall counter space - 2 sinks. it has hardwood floors - oak with 5 coats of finish, maple cabinets and quartz countertops. I got a budgetary quote from teh calculator at and then subtracted the cost of appliances which i did not replace. The calculator was nice because i did some of the work myself
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Kitchen Remodel
Amount: $17,000.00
Posted by: Dr Roob Nerdheimer in Jamestown, NY.Posted: May 17th, 2011 02:05AM
Sq Ft of Kitchen: 144Items Remodeled: complete gut out
Description: complete remodel
We hired Lighthouse Construction ( remodel our kitchen because of their experiance in working with older homes. We relied heavily on their reccomendations and were amazed every day with the commitmentment to the quality of the work and the attention to planning details. They were very knowlegable in the products available.
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Green Kitchen Remodel
Amount: $32,000.00
Posted by: Holly Donahue in Los Angeles, CA.Posted: December 15th, 2010 12:12PM
Sq Ft of Kitchen: 200Items Remodeled: Everything
Description: Complete Remodel
We remodeled our Kitchen about a year ago with Green Planet Building located in Los Angeles, CA. They were truly an amazing company to work with. Their attention to detail helped me create a kitchen I love. We put new eco-friendly everything into our kitchen from the beautiful ice-stone counter tops to the no voc paints. It was great to be able to track the entire process of my project online. I knew what what happening everyday because they have a client log in that gave me a calendar of events taking place like the plumber will be there on Friday or the cabinets are being installed on Monday. It was such a great experience we are now having them do our bathrooms.
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Kitchen Remodel
Amount: $11,500.00
Posted by: David Howland in Houston, TX.Posted: November 16th, 2010 09:11PM
Sq Ft of Kitchen: 138Items Remodeled: Everything except appliances
Description: Complete renovation
We recently renovated our kitchen similar to Phillip in Columbus. We gutted it all but left the ceiling, added can lights, new window, and moved a door (new door), removed the furrdowns from the ceiling. Some minor plumbing work and new wiring and outlets, undercounter wiring. Cabinets from Ikea (with soft hinges and door glides, granite countertops (on sale for $36/sf)and travertine floor and backsplash. Total cost was S11,400 for all materials only including tile labor and plumbing labor. If quality contractor was included might cost about $22K. It is a lot of work but looks and feels fantastic. 30-60K increase in value. We already had the appliances, so price is bare kitchen.
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Kitchen Remodel
Amount: $13,000.00
Posted by: Phillip Canfield in Columbus, OH.Posted: October 31st, 2009 08:10PM
Sq Ft of Kitchen: 124Items Remodeled: Everything
Description: Completely Gutted
I recently gutted my 1940 cape cod kitchen. I replaced the ceiling, rewired all outlets, purchased and installed all GE profile stainless steel appliances. (wall mount oven, cooktop, dishwasher, side by side fridge with lower freezer and microwave. I installed brand new cabinets from IKEA (has a 25 year warranty) with soft closers and SS hardware to match appliances. i installed porcelain tile flooring, glass tile backsplash, and chose to have a recycled glass countertop installed by Lowes. Its pricey at $102/ sf installed, but looks amazing and is affordable when you figure the cabinets were only $3,300 to replace. The kitchen is TOTALLY new, looks very sleek and contemporary, and came in under $13,000 total! Installing the material yourself can really pay off, when you figure a kitchen remodel of this stature can add 30-60K in resale.
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Estate Kitchen
Amount: $226,000.00
Posted by: BOB OYYLANDA in Saint George, UT.Posted: May 22nd, 2009 08:05PM
Sq Ft of Kitchen: 4600Items Remodeled: All Appliances, Cabinets, Electrical,
Description: Estate Kitchen
I did a full remodel when I Purchased my Estate Mansion, It cost me just about $230,000 for the full remodel. It was done with qualified contracters. Appliances are just about as up scale as you can get. All appliances are Wolf and Sub Zero. It includes 4 Fridges 6 4 Burner Gas range stoves and 3 sinks. The cabinets are cherry and some oak. Counter tops are Granite all the knobs and levers are made out of 24k Gold. My Estate Kitchen is beautiful I recommend using the materials listed below to make your dream kitchen classy. I LOVE all the room it has.
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